NCAA Mens Tennis

#6 Tennessee Falls to #5 Michigan, 4-1

#6 Tennessee Falls to #5 Michigan, 4-1

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a top-10 road test Thursday evening, the No. 6 Tennessee men’s tennis team fell to fifth-ranked Michigan, 4-1 in Ann Arbor.
Tennessee (4-1) dropped the doubles points to the Wolverines to open the match. On court three of doubles, Johannus Monday and Blaise Bicknell led 5-4 before that match went unfinished.
Michigan (2-0) took a 3-0 advantage with singles wins on courts one and three before Monday battled past sixth-ranked Andrew Fenty of Michigan, 7-6(3), 6-4 at the No. 2 singles slot to cut the UT deficit to 1-3. Michigan’s #20 Gavin Young cliched the match for the Wolverines on court four, defeating Tennessee’s Bicknell in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
Boris Kozlov of Tennessee saw his court-five match go unfinished in the third set, while Tennessee’s Angel Diaz was in a second-set tiebreaker upon the match being clinched. Kozlov logged two consecutive breaks to go up 5-3 in the second set after being down a break at 2-3. His deuce-point break in the set’s tenth game sealed the second-set victory.
Tennessee heads to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for a top-15 battle at No. 14 Wake Forest Sunday, Jan. 22. First serve is set for 1:30 p.m. ET.
1. #14 Fenty/Young  (UM) def. Mitsui/Harper (UT) 6-3
2. Maloney/Styler (UM) def. Hudd/Diaz (UT) 6-4
3. Swenson/Bickersteth (UM) vs. Bicknell/Monday (UT) 4-5, unfinished
Order of Finish: (1,2)



1. Patrick Maloney (UM) def. #59 Shunsuke Mitsui (UT) 6-4, 6-3

2. Johannus Monday (UT) def. #6 Andrew Fenty (UM) 7-6(3), 6-4

3. #16 Ondrej Styler (UM) def. #81 Emile Hudd (UT) 7-6(5), 6-2

4. #20 Gavin Young (UM) def. #86 Blaise Bicknell (UT) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

5. Boris Kozlov (UT) vs. Jacob Bickersteth (UM) 4-6, 6-4, 1-3, unfinished

6. Angel Diaz (UT) vs. Will Cooksey (UM) 6-3, 6-6(2-4)


Order of Finish: (1,3,2,4)

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